“What does gay mean?” while watching TV, your eight-year-old asks.
Kids usually easily accept different types of adult relationships. But they do feel clearly your attitude and feeling towards it so, in case you have difficulties with this subject, then think about your answer – find out where your child heard the word “gay” as it is your chance to deal with any possible prejudices.
“Some men want to marry or live together with women, some women want to marry and live with men. If you are a man and a gay, then you want to live together with another man, it you’re a woman and a lesbian, you want to live together with another woman. What do you think about it?”
“When you’re a grown up, then a man can fall in love with a woman and a woman can fall in love with a man. Gay means that a man falls in love with another man and a woman falls in love with another woman. Our friends Peter and Michael are gay.”